Hardback Photographic Books

Curl up on the sofa with a book of your favourites

I want you to adore your photographs, and I think they’re at their best in your very own book you can pull off the shelf and enjoy whenever you like. Digitals are useful to have, and great for social media, but a book gets your favourites off the hard drive and into your hands and gives you something real to cherish for years to come.

I’ll design your book myself using your choice of photos from the gallery, and we’ll work together to get it just right. Then the finished layouts are printed on thick sheets of textured Lustre photopaper, designed to open flat with no binding seam up the middle, and they’re bound in hardback with a glossy cover to make the perfect coffee-table photo album, unlike anything you’ll find in the high street.

Every order includes the design session, one round of your changes to get it just right, the book itself, and courier delivery in the UK. Books come in 8×8 and 12×12 (the same as a 12-inch record sleeve, my personal favourite size!), and discounted duplicates are available in the same size as your main book or smaller.

Custom album designs using your own photos

Although I normally design albums for my clients using photos I’ve made for them myself, if you have your own photos trapped on your computer that you’d like me to design an album with, that’s no problem at all! I can either create a whole album using just your photos, or if you’d like to combine them with photos I’ve made for you I’ll give them their own section before or after my own.

The only two requirements are:

  1. your photos need to be in a digital format and high enough resolution to print, but I can help check that for you
  2. and if they were commissioned from another professional photographer you’ll need a ‘personal use licence’ (i.e. the right to create prints of your own), although most photographers supply this when you purchase digitals from them.
“The album was safely received this afternoon, it is really beautiful and a work of art! Thanks very much for all of your attention, it’s been a pleasure meeting you!”Jeremy Barrett | 60th Birthday Dinner
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How we’ll make your book

1. You choose your favourites

This is the hardest part for most people! Simply pick your gallery favourites and email me the list. Books start with 60 photos and you can add extras ten at a time. I reckon 80-120 is perfect for most parties, but if it’s too hard to choose you can have up to 240!

2. I design the book for you

I’ll get started on all the hard work of designing the layouts for you (don’t worry, I love it!), and a week or so later I’ll upload the finished draft for your approval. You’re welcome to suggest changes, such as swapping photos around, or switching with different choices, and every album includes up to three drafts to make sure you’re totally happy.

3. That’s it!

Once the design is all finalised I’ll send the layouts to be printed and bound. A few weeks later your finished book will be sent back to me and I’ll check it over, wrap it up for personally, and send it out for delivery by courier (usually DPD). And then it’s all yours to enjoy whenever you like for years to come. Couldn’t be easier!

“What a pleasure it’s been working with you – you couldn’t have been more helpful and I’m sure Mum will be delighted when she gets the album!”Elizabeth Sugarman | 90th Birthday Dinner
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